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Re: orion Harrison on: Spoken DSS Hebrew.

Excuse me for intruding on a subject I am not qualified to speak on. But
actually I just have a few questions.

Although the examples of modern multilingual Israel were interesting
(really!), do these really apply to the DSS time period in question?

Is the presence of "foreigners" in Israel today reasonably comparable to
their presence in the DSS time period? Are we not talking about
tourism/economic gain today vs. hostile occupation and elite
(opportunistic?) classes associated with Greek (or Latin) then?

Also doesn't modern communications, education systems, etc. come to play
much more today for (?multilinguality?)? 

These are just some innocent ;^) questions from an innocent bystander.

Tim Phillips